نعم

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Arabic

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Etymology 1

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Root
ن ع م (n ʕ m)
7 terms

Cognate with Hebrew נָעַם (na‘ám, to please).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /na.ʕam/
  • Audio:(file)

Verb

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نَعَمَ (naʕama) I, non-past يَنْعُمُ or يَنْعَمُ‎ (yanʕumu or yanʕamu)
نَعِمَ (naʕima) I, non-past يَنْعَمُ‎ (yanʕamu)

  1. to live in comfort, to be pleased, to enjoy
Conjugation
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Verb

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نَعُمَ (naʕuma) I, non-past يَنْعُمُ‎ (yanʕumu)

  1. to be soft, to be delicate, to be fine
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Verb

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نَعَّمَ (naʕʕama) II, non-past يُنَعِّمُ‎ (yunaʕʕimu)

  1. to pulverize
  2. to favor, to coddle, to pamper
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Noun

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نَعَم (naʕamm (plural أَنْعَام (ʔanʕām))

  1. cattle, livestock
Declension
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Adverb

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نَعَمْ (naʕam)

  1. yes

Verb

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نِعْمَ (niʕma) (feminine (archaic) نِعْمَتْ) (inconjugable)

  1. how good is...! how lovely is...!
    Synonym: حَبَّذَا (ḥabbaḏā)
    Antonyms: بِئْسَ (biʔsa), سَاءَ (sāʔa)
    نِعْمَ ٱلْعَمَلُ مُسَاعَدَةُ ٱلْفُقَرَاءِ.
    niʕma l-ʕamalu musāʕadatu l-fuqarāʔi.
    What an excellent work it is to help the poor.
    نِعْمَ طَالِبٌ/طَالِبًا إِبْرَاهِيمُ.
    niʕma ṭālibun/ṭāliban ʔibrāhīmu.
    What a good student Ibrahim is.

Etymology 2

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Verb

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نَعُمُّ (naʕummu) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active indicative of عَمَّ (ʕamma)

Verb

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نَعُمَّ (naʕumma) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active subjunctive of عَمَّ (ʕamma)
  2. first-person plural non-past active jussive of عَمَّ (ʕamma)

Verb

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نَعُمِّ (naʕummi) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active jussive of عَمَّ (ʕamma)

Verb

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نُعَمُّ (nuʕammu) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past passive indicative of عَمَّ (ʕamma)

Verb

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نُعَمَّ (nuʕamma) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past passive subjunctive of عَمَّ (ʕamma)
  2. first-person plural non-past passive jussive of عَمَّ (ʕamma)

Verb

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نُعَمِّ (nuʕammi) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past passive jussive of عَمَّ (ʕamma)

Etymology 3

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Verb

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نَعْمَ (naʕma) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active jussive of عَمِيَ (ʕamiya)

Etymology 4

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Verb

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نُعَمِّ (nuʕammi) (form II)

  1. first-person plural non-past active jussive of عَمَّى (ʕammā)

Verb

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نُعَمَّ (nuʕamma) (form II)

  1. first-person plural non-past passive jussive of عَمَّى (ʕammā)

Egyptian Arabic

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Etymology

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From Arabic نَعَم (naʕam, yes).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnæʕæm/ (often with elongation of second syllable and rising tone)

Interjection

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نعم (naʕam)

  1. yes?, response to being called by one's name.

See also

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Urdu

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Arabic نعم (naʕam).

Adverb

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نعم (na'am)

  1. yes

References

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  • نعم”, in ریخْتَہ لُغَت (rexta luġat) - Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English], Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2024.